Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

HealthSouth Agrees to Acquire Encompass Home Health for $750 Million

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) has agreed to acquire privately held EHHI Holdings, Inc., the owner of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, for approximately $750 million. The transaction has been approved by both companies’  boards and is expected to close before the end of the year, HealthSouth announced Monday.  Previously, rumors suggested Cressey & Company, the […]

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Harvard Health Challenge Recognizes Home Health Tech Among Finalists

Among four finalists in Harvard University’s Acceleration Challenge, a home health tech company—the only home health company on the list—has made the cut. Medalogix was recognized by the challenge for its Bridge solution; a technology that facilitates end of life care conversations with patients who would benefit from hospice care. The challenge received applications from […]

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NAHC Recaps CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health, Hospice and DME

Following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent open door forum for home health, hospice and durable medical equipment providers, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice published a recap of important items and updates covered during the event.  Among the issues currently at hand for CMS are home health conditions of […]

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How Home Health was Vital to a Texas ACO’s Formula for Success

Physicians at a large practice in Amarillo, Texas, were able to slash hospital readmissions by 23% and realize millions in savings after forming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) last year. The secret to the group’s success: a laser-like focus on home health care. Using a series of sophisticated algorithms, Amarillo Medical Specialists targeted the clinical […]

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Employers Start to Tune in on Elder Care Topics

The stresses on family caregivers are becoming more commonplace as the population ages, as are the mounting costs associated with care provided in home.  But there may be some relief for those who are employed and are seeking elder care for a loved one, writes The Washington Post. The share of employers providing information about […]

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